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Sanctuary of Healing: A Day Intensive

Healing Hara Presents:

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Sanctuary of Healing: A Day Intensive

Saturday, February 10th from 11 AM – 6 PM

Participate in an experience designed to nourish and heal your entire being.

  • Creating Sacred Space
  • Meditation
  • Shamanic & Sound Healing
  • Understanding the Chakras
  • Power of Intention
  • Strategies for Empaths
  • Time-Line-Therapy Demonstration

** Refreshments and Lunch included

Register NOW and reserve YOUR space for this intimate group experience. Seats sell out quickly!

Investment:  $122

Advanced registration and payment required.  Call or text Sherry at 843-743-9488 or call Healing Hara 843-810-5953 or email: SherryKachanis@gmail.com.

Location:  Healing Hara, 209 Stallsville Loop, Summerville, SC 29485

Please dress comfortably, bring a journal or notebook and any items (stones, crystals, pictures, special items) you wish to add to the group altar for the day.

Facilitated by:  Sherry Kachanis

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Sherry Kachanis is a Transformational Coach and Shamanic Healer. A certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy, NCLS, and Hypnosis. She is also experienced in several healing modalities including Shamanic healing techniques, Reiki Master/Teacher, Magnified Healing Master/Teacher and more.

Sherry’s passion is guiding people to break through unconscious barriers to fully LIVE the life they desire!  She uses a no nonsense approach to uncover any issues, problems, negative emotions, beliefs and patterns of behavior that no longer serve you positively. She supports you to take charge of your healing and your life.  She also passionately empowers women by leading women’s circles honoring the moon, the seasons and Life.

 

 

OM Chanting

Join us in uniting in our intentions to bring PEACE, LOVE and UNITY to our country, and the world!

As we connect our hearts through OM, WE stand as ONE for LOVE. Together we are pillars of light and will UNITE to spread PEACE and HARMONY to ourselves, our neighbors, our country and our planet.

What is OM Chanting?

OM Chanting is a powerful group healing technique introduced by Paramahamsa Vishwananda for the modern age. By chanting OM within a specifically arranged group of people, the power of OM is enhanced and amplified.

Entering into the OM Chanting circle helps to release emotions, thoughts, and negative energy. Participants experience positive shifts in emotional, mental and physical well-being thereby bringing about peace, joy and Love in one’s life.

To be able to do OM Chanting, one does not have to belong to any religion or follow any spiritual path. One is only required to chant OM continuously for about 45 mins while sitting in a group in a specific arrangement.

WHEN:    Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 PM

WHERE:  Healing Hara, 209 Stallsville Loop, Summerville, SC 29485

RSVP:        By 1/24/18 – to Sherrykachanis@gmail.com or 843-743-9488

Please arrive by 6:30 PM, so we may start promptly at 6:40 PM.

** For your comfort, dress comfortably, bring a bottle of water to sip on and a blanket, pillow or cushion to sit on during the chanting.

Suggested love cash donation of $10 to cover the cost of the space.

Any questions, please contact Sherry at Sherrykachanis@gmail.com or 843-743-9488. Thank you!

Group Meditation and Shamanic Drum Healing

Start the New Year right, come relax and release your day with a guided meditation followed by shamanic drum healing.  While in a meditative state, your entire being is open and receptive to healing. Shamanic drumming alters your vibrational state.  The drumming begins slowly and gradually builds in intensity and tempo.  This induces a light to deep trance state which promotes healing and wellbeing.

We finish the evening with a sharing of the experience.

WHEN:            January 10, 2018

TIME:              6:30 PM

WHERE:          Healing Hara, 209 Stallsville Loop, Summerville, SC 20485

COST:               $22

RSVP:              By 1/10  to SherryKachanis@gmail.com

Please dress comfortably & warm.  Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket as you will be lying on the yoga room floor.  Yoga mats and blankets are provided.

Facilitated by Sherry Kachanis. Learn more about Sherry here: www.sherrykachanis.com/resources/about-sherry/

 

 

Shamanic Healing & Group Meditation

Come relax and release your day with a guided meditation followed by shamanic drum healing.  While in a meditative state, the mind, body and spirit is open and receptive to healing. Shamanic drumming alters your vibrational state.  The drumming begins slowly and gradually builds in intensity and tempo.  This induces a light to deep trance state which promotes healing and wellbeing.

Please register early, spaces will fill quickly!

WHEN:            December 13, 2017

TIME:              6:30 PM

WHERE:          Healing Hara, 209 Stallsville Loop, Summerville, SC 20485

COST:               $15

RSVP:              By 12/13  to SherryKachanis@gmail.com

Facilitated by Sherry Kachanis. Learn more about Sherry here: www.sherrykachanis.com/resources/about-sherry/

 

Are you feeling everything Empath?

As an emotional, intuitive and physical empath, it can be easy for me to become overloaded. Being sensitive to energy, sounds, people, smells and the surrounding environment, as well as feeling everything so intensely, it’s clear why one gets overwhelmed by it all.  Sound familiar?

These days it’s difficult to not be affected with all that is going on in the world and in our country.  Even Mother Nature has had enough, with droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, erupting volcanoes… you get the picture.  It’s been constant… political upheaval, attacks on innocent people, the media, fear, doom and gloom has been rampant.  We are being bombarded every day in every way with all this icky gunk.  Many are becoming numb to it all, while others (empaths) are feeling all of it.  It’s sickening, draining, and can feel like the life is being sucked out of you.

So what can be done to help prevent being overloaded? There are numerous strategies that can be applied to help in prevention. I’m fortunate that in my early 20’s, one of my mentors educated me about protecting myself, as I was unknowingly and unconsciously,  taking on feelings and emotions of other people.  So much so, it was difficult to discern what was mine and what wasn’t.  As a result, I became sick several times with empathic illnesses such as anxiety attacks, chronic fatigue, depression and social anxiety.  If you’ve ever experienced this, then you know how much it sucks.

At first I was shocked that I was taking on other’s emotions and physical ailments.  Then it made total sense, as most of the time that I felt ill, was around others who were having a difficult time, who had some dis-ease in their body or simply negative people/situations.  How can this prevented?

I found that meditation and shielding daily extremely beneficial in preventing “burnout”.  To test this theory, because back then, I needed proof. I would at times neglect to shield before going out in public, or stop meditating to see how I felt.  What I found was that when I practiced self-care (meditating, shielding), I was able to stay centered and grounded, without feeling overwhelmed.  When I didn’t, I was simply a mess!

Over the years, I discovered other ways to protect myself, here are some techniques that I use:

  • Earthing, which is the practice of connecting to the earth, barefoot on the grass, hugging a tree, spending time in nature, or visualizing myself as a majestic tree with my roots (feet, toes) going deep within the earth to drink in the energy of Mother Earth. All of these are helpful.
  • Water, taking an epsom salt bath is detoxifying.  Add 1 to 2 cups to a bath and soak for 20 minutes.  Allow your troubles of the day to float away.  The epsom salt also has magnesium which aids in the relaxation process.  Or try apple cider vinegar bath, add 1 cup of raw, unfiltered cider vinegar to your bath.  The vinegar will help release any negativity in your energy field.  Experiment with baths as a way to detoxify, adding essential oils or even gemstones to the water while you soak.
  • Plenty of rest and sleep, the body can heal itself, yet it needs downtime and rest to recover.  Be sure to get enough sleep.
  • Smudge your space and self as it’s cleansing and uplifting.  The Native Americans have always used smudge (the burning of herbs) to cleanse the mind, body and spirit.  I smudge my space on a regular basis and myself especially when I feel edgy. White sage is my go to, but I also love sweet grass and Palo Santo wood.
  • Setting boundaries is important. Without boundaries, some people will continue to push or pull until you reach a breaking point.  Why wait until then? By setting clear, respectful boundaries it’s healthier for everyone, especially you.
  • Utilize  aromatherapy as a way to soothe, calm and ground. Essential oils such as lavender, frankincense, clary sage, lemon, rosemary, and sandalwood are good for this. A diffuser is a great way to infuse your environment with these scents.
  • Wearing, carrying or having specific gemstones or crystals nearby to help with protection. Stones I’ve found essential to my protection and grounding are: rainbow moonstone, lapis lazuli, black tourmaline, amber, and clear quartz.  Other grounding and protective stones include: smokey quartz, black obsidian, apache tear, hematite, turquoise, red jasper, tiger’s iron, fluorite, citrine, garnet, amethyst and tiger’s eye.  Always use your intuition to select the best stones for you.
  • Use a salt lamp. Himalayan salt lamps are chunks of Himalayan salt, hollowed out with a bulb inserted inside.  When they are on, they glow pinkish.  Salt lamps help charge the air with negative ions.  Other added benefits are they help with sleep, allergies, low energy, asthma, nervousness, seasonal affectiveness disorder and more.  They also help to neutralize the effects of emf’s.
  • In order to refresh, rejuvenate and practice self-care, downtime, specifically alone time is necessary.  This is something I learned was essential over the years.  It’s how we heal ourselves.
  • Stop watching the news, take breaks from social media, disconnect from the press.  Doing this will help immensely.  I stopped watching TV a few months after 9/11.  I had to, for my health and safety.  Now after being away from traditional TV for so long, I see right through the programming and how advertisers and the media in general are brainwashing consumers.

By applying these strategies, you will feel better.  Discover what works best for you and explore other ways of self-care. As a sensitive empathic person, take charge of your health and well-being. Be gentle with yourself.  Most of all, know, you are not alone.

And, if you want help, I am here in service to assist you as a coach and healer.

 

 

 

An Unnecessary Situation

Earlier today, I was asked by a colleague to follow-up to see if so and so was attending this evening’s meet-up. Sure, no problem! I called and found that the voicemail was full, so I sent a brief to the point email.

A little while later, the response I received had me scratching my head.  I was shocked because the response was accusatory and angry.  This rattled and confused me. How did this response come from the simple request of are you attending and if so, please register here?

Of course, I went back and re-read my email. Was I clear? Did I unknowingly provoke this unwarranted response?  The email was actually upbeat and friendly, hey looking forward to seeing you at tonight’s event.  Being clear, I sent the response I received to my colleague, as in the moment, I was unsure of the best way to respond to this upsetting email.

My colleague was shocked and apologetic, as never in a million years did she expect the response that was received.  She felt badly that a simple email triggered such an accusatory reaction.  Me being me, I felt there was no apology necessary, as she at any given time can and should ask others for help if she needs it.  Secondly, how on earth was she to know (unless of course she checked her crystal ball first) that this would have transpired.  She decided that it would be best if she responded to the email.

I really admire my colleague for many reasons, one is that she has an incredible amount of tact and diplomacy.  As for myself, this isn’t always my strong point (yes, I am owning this part of me).  Actually, I have learned over time, with experience and wisdom, that if I am triggered by something someone has said in an email or verbally, I need to step back and let the initial reaction settle before responding.  In just a few minutes, she sent a response, which was clear, concise and apologetic for any confusion.  Great right?

Unfortunately that would be a big fat NO!  So and so felt it necessary to tear into her, and me, as well as creating these off the wall accusations that obviously this person felt we had made, yet were completely untrue.  Then so and so continued by sending additional responses that were crazier and crazier. **Ding Ding – nut job alert!

Finally, my extremely diplomatic friend reached her breaking point.  She sent a final email, still tactful, keeping to the facts saying, you know what, forget it.  You’re no longer welcome to join us and your check will be returned to you.

Later on before our meeting, we had an opportunity to discuss the events that had taken place earlier.  Neither of us could identify what it was that obviously set this person off, so we came to the only conclusion that we could which is this person has issues. While we were both disturbed, we were grateful to learn this about this person, before any damage could be done.

How would you handle a situation like this?  How would you respond? Would you stick to the facts? Or would you get caught into the drama of the accusations? How would you react to someone accusing you of saying something that you never said?

I have two major take-aways from this experience.  First is that I will always work with women who support and back each other. Being there for each other made all the difference.  Also, that no matter how many professional credentials a person may have, it doesn’t exclude them from being an asshole or to have issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Meditation & Shamanic Healing

Come relax and release your day with a guided meditation followed by shamanic drum healing.  While in a meditative state, the mind, body and spirit is open and receptive to healing. Shamanic drumming alters your vibrational state.  The drumming begins slowly and gradually builds in intensity and tempo.  This induces a light to deep trance state which promotes healing and wellbeing.

WHEN:            November 15, 2017

TIME:              6:30 PM

WHERE:          Healing Hara, 209 Stallsville Loop, Summerville, SC 20485

COST:               $15

RSVP:              By 11/15  to SherryKachanis@gmail.com

Facilitated by Sherry Kachanis. Learn more about Sherry here: www.sherrykachanis.com/resources/about-sherry/

 

 

 

 

 

#Me too… It’s time to be seen!

Last week, I started to see the #Me too posts all over Facebook.  I was not surprised at how widespread this is… sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, molestation, rape, it’s truly rampant! Stop and think about this for a moment, you or someone you know has been sexually abused at some point in their life.  Digest that for a moment, let it really sink in. It’s alarming isn’t it?

For the most of my life, I have been healing from sexual abuse that started at a very young age. This truth about me certainly was something that I would delete if I could. I imagine this to be like the old tv show Bewitched, where the main character, Samantha, who was a “witch” would wiggle her nose making things vanish.  Yet as much as I healed, this trauma was still very much apart me.

I finally realized over a year ago, that I had been running from this all my life.  Did I really think I could get away from it? I was angry that after all this time, there were still parts of me that still had to heal.  I dug in (on my own and with help from others), to unravel old patterns and beliefs. This left me feeling vulnerable and raw in the process.  Yet I was understanding myself more and more, and how old programs or patterns that I unconsciously created as a survival mechanism were no longer necessary, in fact they were holding me back from experiencing life as fully as I wanted to. Unconsciously, unknowingly, these “programs” would continue to run in my life.  Until I had an epiphany, which was simply, that I could choose to change.

Breaking those programs was hard, painful, uncomfortable and freaking scary at times. Yet, also powerful, as I was choosing to grow.  In that growing, I came to understand that all the guilt and shame that I carried for years, was never mine to begin with.  I had done nothing wrong. There was nothing for me to be ashamed of.   While this will always be a part of me, my past does not define me, however it certainly set me on a path to become who I am today.

I never really considered that because of these experiences, there were blessings to be grateful for, such as… I am strong, compassionate, kind, caring… I am also sensitive and passionate. I am forgiving, something that after so many years of being angry, I finally understood what Buddha meant when he said, “Holding on to Anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”  Letting  go and forgiving set me free from the self-imposed prison in my mind.

Truth is, I love who I am now and how I continue to evolve.  I strive to live, to be in the NOW as much as possible. Fully accepting and loving all of me, the way I am – perfectly imperfect, as we all are.

The #Me too movement from my perspective is about awareness, claiming your voice, being seen, and taking back your power.  I AM, are you?

“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a Journey of Healing…

My friend and colleague Leslie Ziemba and I are excited to be facilitating together! Leslie and I are both coaches, who are passionate about helping people to realize their dreams. Having similar training, it feels natural for us to combine our energies, experiences and expertise to create a special day of healing.

On Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 1PM – 7 PM, in Summerville, SC, we will lead an experiential day of receiving, reflecting and releasing.

* Healing past relationships

* Time Line Therapy demonstration

* Meditation & Shamanic drumming

* Chakra Balancing

* Nutritional affects on mental health and mood

* Welcoming in new love, abundance and good health

* Understand New Moon energy

* Releasing and burning ceremony to end our empowering day

 

Includes delicious homemade seasonal dinner created and infused with Love by myself and Leslie! Snacks, teas and light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Register NOW and reserve your space for this intimate small group experience. Seats sell out quickly!

Early registration$99, until November 3, 2017
Registration after November 3rd$149.

Contact Sherry at SherryKachanis@gmail.com to register.

 

Meet the Facilitators:

Sherry

Sherry Kachanis

Sherry Kachanis is a Transformational Coach and Shamanic Healer. A certified trained Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy, NCLS, and Hypnosis. She is also experienced in several healing modalities including Shamanic healing techniques, Reiki Master/Teacher, Magnified Healing Master/Teacher and more.

Sherry’s passion is guiding people to break through unconscious barriers to fully LIVE the life they desire!  She uses a no nonsense approach to uncover any issues, problems, negative emotions, beliefs and patterns of behavior that no longer serve you positively. She supports you to take charge of your healing and your life.  She also passionately empowers women by leading women’s circles honoring the moon, the seasons and Life.

 

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Leslie Ziemba

Leslie Ziemba is an Empowerment Strategist and Coach. She is also the Author of “Fearless Love” – Growing Through Divorce, Dating and Divine Purpose to Heal, Thrive and Attract the Love You Desire.

She writes and teaches on the topics of love, relationships, divorce, personal growth, healing and divine purpose.

Leslie’s passion is helping men and women get from where they are to where they want to be in any area of life, rapidly and effectively! Her personal story, work and book reflect pure vulnerability, authenticity and the “Big Sister – Real Talk” we often need to help us get out of our own way.

 

You can take the girl out of RI…

So this morning I had a much needed catch up conversation with one of my beautiful loving friends.  I love people who are truly authentic and who feel comfortable enough to speak up and tell me the way it is, even if I may not like it.  She was giving me feedback on my recent blog posts, which she enjoyed but she felt my “true” voice was suppressed.  To use her words, your writing is to vanilla.  Be you, the sassy smart ass who is direct, often in your face, RI girl that you are!

Wow, anyone who really knows me (and she does), knows I am the furthest thing from vanilla, so this really hit home, in a good way!

So effective immediately, I will be the ME that I already AM.  While I am a very sensitive, empathic, kind and loving person, I am also a sassy, direct, tell it the way it is person. I will be ME in all areas of my life, including this Blog, which is an extension of me, of my experiences and my perspectives.

While I currently live in the deep south, southern girl I am not.  You can take the girl out of RI, but RI will always be a part of this girl!

Keep this in mind when working with me to uncover and break through your unconscious barriers or to take charge of your own healing. Expect the following…

  • Direct, honest communication
  • Deep, introspective questions that may be uncomfortable
  • To be put at Cause rather than being stuck at Effect
  • A no-nonsense approach to uncover any issues, problems, negative emotions, beliefs, or patterns that no longer serve you positively
  • Accountability – if you say your going to do it, than do it!  There is no “TRY” here, do or do not, there is nothing in-between
  • No sugar-coating – I am NOT a bakery, if you need that sugary, soft and fluffy, slow, gentle approach, keep looking, I’m not for you
  • Support and encouragement to keep growing, even when it is uncomfortable, as it is in this space of discomfort that true growth and break-throughs happen.

Until next time…

“The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.” – Wayne Dyer

Sherry at Glastonbury Abbey Ruins

Me being Me, at Glastonbury Abbey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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